Shopping at ALDI is boring.
In comparison, shopping at Publix is exciting - too exciting, maybe. Neat things to eat are on sale, like cookie dough and fancy cheeses and guacamole dips. Using coupons is always thrilling - will they work or not? And seeing how much you've saved - wow!
But ALDI is pedestrian. No exciting products; I just buy the basics there. No coupons. You know how much you've saved. About the only unexpected thing is when there's a product on the discount aisles that is priced really low.
Still, just as we can't live on cookie dough and fancy cheese, we can't always have exciting shopping. The more normal, but still money-saving, trips are vitally important, just like eating a balanced meal.
Here's what I got this week:
2 dozen eggs @ $1.49 = $2.98
2 gallons milk @ $3.19 = $6.38
1 2-lb value pack frozen salmon @ $7.99
1 1-lb shredded mozzarella @ $2.99
1 1-lb shredded cheddar @ $2.99
1 cottage cheese @ $1.99
1 cream cheese @ $1.19
1 2-pk green peppers @ 99¢
1 3-lb apples @ $2.99
1 1-lb baby carrots @ 99¢
1 tray Roma tomatoes @ 99¢
2 apple juice concentrate @ 99¢ = $1.98
1 4-lb granulated sugar @ $2.34
1 20-ct tortillas @ $1.99
2 whole wheat bread @ $1.29 = $2.58
Total spent: $41.36
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